On Tuesday, August 4, SeaDream Yacht Club was informed that a passenger from Denmark had been diagnosed with Coronavirus (COVID-19) after a routine check on arrival in the country. The travelling companion whom the person lives with had tested negative.
According to the procedures in Denmark, the SeaDream passenger will be tested again on Sunday, August 9. The guest has been aboard SeaDream I and travelled home to Denmark from Tromso Norway on August 2.
“We sincerely hope that there is no COVID-19 on board, and we are not aware of any other guests or crew who are infected or have any symptoms, but we are taking all necessary precautions. All guests and crew were informed, as well as the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) and the Norwegian Directorate of Health as soon as we received the information this afternoon.”
SeaDream Yacht Club established a relationship with the Norwegian Institute of Public Health (NIPH) and the Norwegian Directorate of Health to handle the case in the best possible way. According to the advice of both institutions, crew members and passengers are now in quarantine, except for essential crew needed to operate the yacht.
The current sailing has been suspended in an abundance of caution and SeaDream I is on her way to Bodo to follow the guidelines of NIPH and the Norwegian Directorate of Health.
SeaDream started contacting the passengers who were onboard the affected cruise. The company followed national guidelines, and all crew members were quarantined in hotels for ten days before boarding.
For more SeaDream I accidents and incidents see at the ship's CruiseMinus page.